Popular children’s book festival goes online this year
Families across Stirling will have the opportunity to enjoy a world of magic and adventure this week with the return of a fun-filled free book festival.
Organised by Stirling Council’s Libraries Service, ‘smallprint’ is going virtual this year due to the current national Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and the temporary closure of libraries.
Pre-recorded author workshops, stories and live Bookbug sessions are amongst the jam-packed offering at this year’s three-day festival, which will celebrate children’s literature.
The online events will run from World Book Day (Thursday, 4 March) until Saturday, 6 March.
Convener of Stirling Council’s Community Planning and Regeneration Committee, Councillor Chris Kane said: “Smallprint is a popular festival with families across Stirling and I am delighted our innovative libraries team have been able to deliver a diverse range of digital events despite the ongoing pandemic.
“We know lockdown is particularly tough on children and smallprint is a great opportunity to allow them to have fun and develop their reading skills at the same time – so check out what’s on offer and get involved.”
All of the author events will be live-streamed on the Stirling Council Libraries Facebook page on their set time and date.
Vice Convener, Cllr Scott Farmer said: “This year’s smallprint programme has a wide range of entertaining talks, performances and interactive events that will appeal to both tots and children.
“Reading can build lifelong skills and confidence, and this fun-packed festival is a wonderful way to inspire and enthuse more of our children to delve into the magical world of books.”
To see the full programme of events and how to register, please visit the Stirling Events website.
Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic there may be changes to events at short notice. Follow the Council Libraries Twitter account for key updates.